Plant Care Devil in the Bush

Devil in the Bush

About Devil in the Bush

Devil in the Bush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Devil in the Bush likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Devil in the Bush belongs to the Nigella genus, and is native to Macaronesia and the Mediterranean to Iran.


Nigella damascena

Also known as

Devil-in-the-bush, Love in a mist, Love-in-a-mist and Ragged lady

How to care for Devil in the Bush


How often to water your Devil in the Bush

Water needs for Devil in the Bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Devil in the Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Devil in the Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Devil in the Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Devil in the Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Devil in the Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Devil in the Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Devil in the Bush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Devil in the Bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Devil in the Bush: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Devil in the Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Devil in the Bush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Devil in the Bush

Devil in the Bush

Devil in the Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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